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TURKISH LOSSES ARE r REPORTED AT 15,000 French Consular Advices Say It Cost Turkey Fully That Number of Men to Crush Albanian Uprising, v Revolutionists Are Very Active and the Situation Continues Unimproved Turkish Government Takes Steps to Further Protect Constanti- nople Now Menaced by InsurrectionistsEussia Eesumes Diplo- matic Relations With the Porte. * Paris, Aug. 28. The Increasing gravity of the conditions in Tur key is shown by an official report Just received from Philllopolis, giv "ng details of the revolutionary plot to blow up thi Oriental Express. One of the plotters Had been designated to sacri fice his life by boarding the train and throwing the bombs. This plot probably was connected with the dynamiting of the omnibus train at Kuleli Burgas but the Phillpolis report establishes the fact that the original plan was aimed against the leading trans-European express for the purpose of impressing the world with the magnitude of the disorder. Reports received here from the French consuls at Salonlki and Monastir are more reassuring. They say they have no further fear for their lives unless the Turkish soldiers become more lawless. The reports add that forty-nine Turkish battalions have been withdrawn from Al bania and concentrated around Salonlki as the Albanian disorders have been crushed. 16,000 Killed In Battle. The most remarkable feature of the re ports discloses the fact that the Turkish force, which totaled 60,000 men when the troops entered Albania six months ago, has now been reduced to 35,000, showing loss of 15,000 troops. Few of the sol diers died of disease. The loss was chiefly in men killed while crushing the Albanian uprising. RELATIONS RESUMED Russian Ambassador Is Again Porte's Calling List. London, Aug. 28.Russia has re-estab lished diplomatic relations with Turkey, her ambassador, M. Zinovleff, paying his first visit to the grand vizier and the Turk ish foreign secretary since the assassi nation of M. Rostkowski, the Russian con oul at Monastir, yesterday. It Is reported that Ertem Pasha has been given full command of three divisions that are to be raised in Anatolia to reinforce ,IWWIMWWWMMWtMWttWIMWIWtWMMf - W! NEVER AGAIN FOB UPTON Baronet Says He Will Not Challenge Again Until England Produces a Herreshoff. 'The Brains in Boat-Building Are on This Side of the Water." i ffew York, Aug. 22.Sir Thomas Lip ton, aboard the Erin, declared to-day In an interview that he would never chal lenge again for the America's cup until a man had been found in England who equaled Nat Herreshoff in yacht build ing. The baronet admitted his disap pointment at his failure and frankly said that he had no hope of winning even a single race. He said: "American brains and development have us beaten. If the day ever comes when England produces a Herreshoff then I will challenge for the cup again. It will not be until then. It i3 unpleasant to be compelled to admit It, but the brains In boat building are on this side of the wa ter. Herreshoff Is a wizard. His work is wonderful. None can have admired Re liance more than I have. She is the best boat by all odds and has won on strict merit. He Expected Success. "1 am a most disappointed man. My hopes were high when I left home for I surely believed we would carry back the cup. Yesterday's fluke only prolonged the agony for me. I" do not want to win on any slips and I regretted Reliance's failure to get over the line as much as any one could." Sir Thomas was asked why it was that Shamrock III. was not given more sail area. He replied that he trusted every thing regarding construction and design to the best of England's talent. He com plimented Captain Barr, and said that he had no fault to find with the way in which Shamrock had been handled. ."I hope," he said, "that we will get a good twenty-flve-knot breeze and a heavy sea to-morrow. Then we will have had all THE JOURNAL BUILDING AT THE STATE FAIR The Minneapolis Journal building on the State Fair Grounds Is the finest and most centrally located of any of those of the twin city dallies, and Is the only Minneapolis newspaper building on the grounds. This year The Journal will not attempt to make any special exhllblt, but will devote the building en- tirely to the use of Its friends, and will endeavor to act for their pleasure In carrying out the following details: 1.The Journal building will be placed entirely at the convenience of Its friends Its large porches and rooms will afford a convenient resting place the attendants In charge will endeavor to give any Information asked for by wallers. 2.Free use of the Twin City telephone to any point reached on the grounds, and for urgent messages, outside, extended to all. 3.Urgent telegrams of those registering at The Journal building will be sent free. 4.A' postofflce department will be maintained so that those visiting the Fair can have their mail addressed to them, care The Journal building, state fair grounds, and can obtain the same at any time the week of the fair. 5.A. register will be kept which everyone Is requested to sign, so that any person can easily find out Just who Is visiting the fair from any town, and his address while In the cities. 6.Files of all the dally and weekly papers In the state will be kept, so that visitors can call for their home papers and keep Informed on the home news. 7Minneapolis and St. Paul directories for use of visitors. 8There will be a bulletin board on which will be posted any Important news, and also a baseball score board, showing the scores by Innings of the American Baseball association games. 9A lost and found department will be arranged where articles lost can be bulletined, and articles found can be left, to be returned to the owner on satisfactory Identification. 10There will be a display of the original pen and Ink drawings of car- toons by "Bart" of The Journal. 11Cards will be distributed to those desiring them, which will entitle them to Inspect The Journal plant, and Its new $100,000 press room equip- ment, showing Its battery of three four-deck Qoss presses, each one capable of printing and folding 48,000 Journals an hour. ? 12Afternoon band concerts by the famous Minneapolis Journal Newsboys' bandlargest newsboys' band In the world. the army in Macedonia and also that Bu rner Ruski Pasha, who has just been re called from the command of the troops in Macedonia, gets command of an army corps. . ' ' i Turkey continues her preparations for war. She has ordered 250 tons of smoke less powder in Germany and also a great number of horses. It Is announced from Constantinople that Teflk Pasha has addressed a letter to all Turkish diplomats abroad instructing them to contradict the reports of massacres and outrages, which, he says, are inventions by Bulgarians. TO PROTECT CAPITAL Turks Surround Constantinople With a Cordon of Troops. Constantinople, Aug. 28.Considerable forces of troops have been stationed in the various suburbs of Constantinople as a precautionary measure in view of the appearance of insurgents less than a hun dred miles from the capital. A trainload of troops was dispatched yesterday from this city to Tcherkskol, vilayet of Adrianople, near whlcli place three Bulgarian villages were recently at tacked by Circasslons and their Inhab itants massacred. The troops sent to reinforce the gar rison at Kirk-Kilissch, thirty-miles from Adrianople, were routed by insurgents, whose numbers in the vilayet of Adrian ople are estimated to be 6,000. Minister Leishman, in his cablegram to the state department, received last night, confirms the press dispatches regarding the news of the dynamiting of a train on the fifty miles outside of Constantinople,-stat ing that many of the passengers were killed. Bulgaria Guards Frontier. Sofia, Aug. 28.The government has dispatched two regiments to the frontier to strengthen the guards and enable them to exercise greater vigilance in view of the anticipated attempts of additional bands of Insurgents to enter Macedonia. the changes on the calendar to try out Shamrock's qualities.'' The baronet praised the hospitality and generosity of Americans and expressed the belief that many of them wanted to see him take the cup. "They would push Shamrock over the line ahead if they could, I believe." BAD FLOOD AT KANSAS CITY Kansas Biver Is on Another Ram page Tho Present Situation Is Not Serious. Kansas City, Aug. 28.The predicted rise in the Kansas river at this point has arrived. From midnight to 6 o'clock this morning the river had risen three feet, a total of six feet in eight hours and it continued to rise two Inches art hour. It Is expected the water will continue to come up at the present rate for another twelve hours at least. Further rains west of here last night are reported, with the Kansas river at Law rence, Topeka and Manhattan still rising fast. As yet no serious damage has re sulted, the water being confined within the banks. Early to-day big gangs of men were put to work at the temporary bridges, dis lodging driftwood that had begun to clog the stream. The work of replacing the James street bridge, the main wagon bridge between the two Kansas cities, has been stopped and efforts are now* being put forth to save the part of the bridge already constructed which is threatened by driftwood. The lack of transportation facilities is working great hardships to the people of the two cities. The Misouri river at 10 o'clock to-day had risen nearly two feet in the past twenty-four hours, the gage at that hour marking 14.5. The danger mark Is twen ty-one feet. An aditional four-foot rise Is expected in the next twenty-four hours. John W. McLean, dean of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia Uni versity, has severed his connection with the Institution after 35 years of service. NO TROUBLE AT ONIGUM Major Scott, the Agent, Says There Has Been None and None Is Expected. Original Story Traced to Grumbling of Vagabond Reds and an Im aginative Correspondent. Washington Has Not Heard From Scott and Discounts the Ru mors of War. Special to The Journal. Cass Lake, Minn., -Aug. 28.Major Scott, acting Indian agent, arrived in Cass Lake early this morning and left a few hours later for Onigum, the Leech I-ake agency. He knew absolutely nothing about the reported outbreak among the Indians at the agency and believed there was no foundation for the story printed in twin city papers. Gus Kulander, owner of the agency store, mot the major here and it was learned from him that the story of serious trouble amqng the reds originated largely in the fertile brain of a correspondent of a St. Paul paper. Mr. Kulander said that two Indians had told Flatmouth |hey were dissatisfied and would make trouble. These vaporlngs of some vagabond Indians are made much of by "strlngr fiends" to the detriment of the community and to the disgust of Major Scott. One Indian who has been threatening trouble has just been released from serv ing a sentence for selling liquor on the reservation and is desirous of getting even. Major Scott has prosecuted the violators of the liquor laws to the fullest extent and Intends to follow this course till the Illegal traffic is wiped out. He has the respect and is also feared by the Indians with but one or two exceptions, and his administra tion of the affairs of-the agency has been satisfactory alike to the government and the Indians. He is a man absolutely with out fear and has often told the reds that if they wanted to fight he is ready to accommodate them. The rumor of a threatened massacre of whites and a contemplated exodus in con sequence Is a "pipe dream" and can be of ficially denied as such. The little discon tent will be speedily adjusted when the major arrives at Onigum. Some recom mendations made by the major relative to cutting dead and down timber on the Red Lake reservation and at other places will be indorsed in a few days, which, if carried out, will be of great financial ben efit to the Indians. The following message has just been re ceived by The Journal correspondent In Cass Lake from Major Scott: 4, : a cordial support td_ th.e efforts to sup press the illegal sale^of liquor to the In dians, o ~ f ^ -"*W. W. Jermane. A Yomsra '*y - * A COMET COMING This One Is Due to Strike the Earth in the Course of a Few Weeks. ' : Walker, Minn.There has been no trouble here, is none now and none Is .expected. k WASHINGTON HAS NOT HEARD Officials Not Alarmed by the Warlike News from the Front. From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, Post Build in*, 'Washington. Washington, Aug. 28.No advices of a threatened uprising of Indians on Leech Lake reservation have reached the Inte rior department of the Indian office. For this reason the officials are Inclined to believe the conditions are not as indicated in the press dispatches from Walker, Minn. Commissioner Johns said he believed If there was any danger of an uprising among the Indians, Major Scott, the agent, would have advised him. It is admitted here that there is dissatisfac tion over land matters and it is possible that some Indians are not satisfied be cause Major Scott is prosecuting those Who sell liquor to the Indians. Itls predicted, however,. that when tim- ber''c^ratidns TRAINS CRASH SIXTEEN DEAD Coaches Were Occupied by Italian SoldiersThe Injured Will Number Sixty. King Victor Emmanuel Himself Vis its Surviving Victims at the. Hospital. Home, Aug. 28.A disastrous railroad accident has cut short the festivities and demonstrations in honor of the king and queen at Udlne, the chief town on the eastern frontier, sixty miles from Venice, where the sovereigns had gone to view the army maneuvers. At 10 o'clock last night a train filled with soldiers collided with a freight train. The force of the collision was terrific. Those on board were thrown in all di rections and the coaches were broken up. Fifteen soldiers and one captain were killed and more than sixty Injured, twelve dangerously. The colonel in command was among the Injured. Darkness added to the confusion of the scene, while the terror among those who escaped injury was increased when the trains took fire a few minutes after the collision. Fortunately the flames were immediately extinguished. Special trains were hurriedly sent to the scene of the disaster, carrying the authorities from the nearest town, who organized a corps of physicians and attended to the wounded. King Victor Emmanuel visited the hos pital In person later to see the victims of the accident. -S Prague, in Europe, has a "goose ex change," where every year over 3,000,000 geese change owners. The busy time of this market is from the middle of Septem ber to the 1st of November. Most of the geese are driven long distances. To make the journey as easy as possible "for them, they are shod by being driven over tar mixed with fine sand, thus giving their feet a hard crust for a shoe. arel begun-, th dissatisfac tion7 oyer that wil disappear.e The India n office^ and interior department wiU lend od7 NOT SO HARD ON GROVER Mr. Bryan Declares He Has Been Misquoted as to the Ex President. Admits With Frankness That Both ' He and Cleveland Are Out . of the Eace. Issues Identified With His Name Are Bound to Come to Life, Special to The Journal. Waterloo, Iowa, Aug. 28.While waft ing between trains in order to fill a lecture engagement, William JennTngs Bryan talked freely on the coming presidential campaign and the probabilities of demo cratic success. Mr. Bryan acknowledged frankly that the Issues of 1896 and of 1900 are dead, but intimated his belief that they -would again come to Hfe He declared that the papers had misquoted him In his alleged strictures on Grover Cleveland. While he was firmly of the opinion that a mistake would be made in naming Mr. Cleveland for president by the party next year, he believed that the Cleveland wing of the party could be brought Into harmony with the regular organization. Mr. Bryan said: "The papers have made me say things BANK PRESIDENT Only 7 Yet Head of a Big New York Bank. New York Sun Special Service. New York, Aug. 28.Carl Rudolph Schultz, 27 years old, has been elected president of the Equitable National bank. He is the youngest president of a na tional "bank in New York and is the youngest but one In the United States. Scfhultz was graduated from Yale at 21. His wife was Miss Shields, of Canton, Ohio, niece of Jud,ge "William R. Xay iminwiiMiii in regard to Mr. Cleveland which I never gave utterance to. I do not feel as an tagonistic to the former president as some of the papers have endeavored to make me appear, and many of the statements attributed to me in regard to him have been absolutely false. "I do not think Grover Cleveland a suit able candidate for the presidency on the democratic ticket, and do not think the national convention will make the mis take of placing him at the head of the ticket. Grover Cleveland would be no stronger as a candidate for the office than myself, and I now consider that I am badly out of the race for the time, at least. "I would not make an acceptable can didate next year and would not ask the party to make the sacrifice of nominating me. "What we need is a man who has supported the democratic party thru thick and thin, who is above the suspicion which has surrounded Cleveland, and who is not backed by the moneyed powers. "My issues are dead, at the present time, but they will come to life again. The trusts and the tariff are the main questions to make the fight on next year. "A regular democrat, a man who Is strong with both factions of the party, and who has been a democrat at all times, is the kind of a candidate to name next year." BODY OF DAVIS FOUND Park Rapids Banker Was a Leading Spirit in the North. Speoial to The Journal. Park Rapids. Minn., Aug. 28.The body of Banker R. E. Davis, who was drowned In Fishhook lake yesterday afternoon, was found to-day and is being prepared for burial. Mr. Davis was one of the most promi nent and public spirited men In the com munity. He was president of the board of trade .and fair association, and a mem ber of the board df education and library board. He leaves a wife and two children. The. whole region is plunged in grief. Mr. Davis came here ten years ago and with William Tabor established a banking business which a few years ago became a national bank. He was formerly county attorney of Todd county. He had been a Mason for many years. .. v \ .- Near Leeds, England, is a summer house made wholly of buttons of e^ery imaginable kind, and In the same county Is a room the walls of which are adorned entirely by the ribbons of cigars, nearly 20,000 of these being represented. TURKEY MITS T MAKE COMPLETE AMENDS Minister Leishman Formally Presents theAmer ican Demands as to the Magelssen ^ Assassination. European Squadron Will Coal at Genoa and Then Proceed to Bierut to Back Up Our Position-Little Light Yet Thrown on the Cause of the DeedMany Tributes to the Character of the Vice-Consul Who Was a Fine Type of American Manhood. He Says. Nice, Prance, Aug. 28.In conse quence of orders from the navy de partment at Washington, the United States cruisers Brooklyn and San Francisco sailed from Vlllefranche this afternoon for Genoa. After coal ing at Genoa they will proceed with all speed to Beirut and will not wait for the Machlas, which Is a much slower vessel. Acting Secretary Darling this morning telegraphed the commanding officer of the Ma chlas at Genoa to follow to Port Said, where he Is to coal and await orders. $ *& TALKS OF THE MURDER Brother of Magelssen Says the Case Will Be Left With the United States. La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 28.Rev. H. J. ^Magelssen, brother of Vice Consul Ma gelssen, murdered in Belrout, Syria, when interviewed last night, said: "We will leave the case with the United States government. I feel assured that we can depend upon justice being done for this foul deed. If Uncle Sam takes it up, the murderers wilL.be punished." Rev. Mr. Magelssen said an effort would be made to bring the remains of the young diplomat to Bratsberg, Minn., his birth place, for burial. Magelssen was about 30 years old, and was born In Bratsberg, Filmore county, a few miles south of Rushford, Minn. His father, Rev. Kristian Magelssen, has been the pastor of the Norwegian Lutheran church of Bratsberg for forty years, and is prominent among Norwegian clergy men. Magelssen's parents and several brothers and sisters survive him. Magelssen received his education at the Rushford high school, and spent two years at Luther college, Deborah, Iowa. At col lege he was very popular. Before leaving for the orient he was an operator at Rush ford for the Milwaukee road. He had traveled extensively in South Africa and Europe.' About two years ago he was in this country for four months. He brought back with him a collection of oriental curios, which he gave to the museum at Luther college. While upon this visit he also gave a few.lectures on the east. Magelssen was tall, well proportioned and very dark. His uncle, Dr. J. W. Ma gelssen, is mayor of Rushford, Minn. Recently Magelssen received word from United States Senator Knute Nelson that he would probably be transferred to some other post and promoted, according to tidings in his last letter home. He had three brothers. Rev. H. G. Magelssen of La Crosse L. D. Magelssen, a grocer at Vermillion, S. D., and N. S. Magelssen, a theological student. There are also two sisters, Mrs. G. B. Ravndal, wife of the consul at Beirut, and Miss Catherine Magelssen, -who lives at home. A COMPETENT OFFICIAL Vice Consul Magelssen Praised for His Work at Beirut. New York, Aug. 28.In the large Syrian colony here the news of the assassination of Magelssen, vice consul at Beirut, caused much comment. It was believed that he either fell a victim to the fanatical hatred of Mussulman for Christian or was killed because of his efficient and earnest labors in behalf of his country. Chancellor MacCracken of New York University who has just returned from Beirut, where he visited his sick son, started home about July 15. He said: "The^ murdered vice consul was prompt, intelligent and able In the transaction of business. The American consulate under his'^chlef and himself, easily held the first place In reputation .among the foreign consulates in Beirut The Syrian pro- testant college which exists under a board of trustees, chartered by the state of New York, found the vice consul a helpful friend. He prompted zealously a field day held this year and helped to secure the attend ance of the governor of Lehanon whoi came with full staff and a military band, playing American national airs. Magels sen's courage in pursuing criminals prob ably caused the assassination. Old residents of Beirut had assured him that for Christians to appear in court against Moslems to testify to their crimes was to. invite assassination. A recent mur der of a man in American employ had been left almost without inquiry because witnesses were completely terrorized. Several native Syrians expressed the be lief that the murder was not of a political nature but resulted from a personal affair* - _ ^ Washington, Aug. 28.The action of Acting Secretary Darling in ordering the Brooklyn and San Francisco to proceed to Beirut without waiting for the Machlas meets with the hearty approval of the state department. The condition of af fairs and the methods of the Turkish gov ernment as already developed, indicate to officials here that only a show of force will secure the redress demanded. It Is believed that the dispatch of American ships to the scene of the murder is such haste will convince the porte that the United States means to make all its de mands effective. The American squadron will be useful in protecting Americans who are located In the disturbed districts of Turkey and Macedonia and further may provide refuge for those who are near the seacoast and may suffer from the dis orders. Minister Is Notified. Mr. Loomis has cabled Mr. Leishman that the Brooklyn and San Francisco will sail at once for Beirut and that the MacUas -will follo-w as quickly as possi ble. Another urgent appeal has reached the state department from the American board of missions at Boston that immedi ate steps be taken for the protection of American citizens.at Beirut. The board's dispatches from there for several days have represented the situation as ex tremely "gpeave. At the Euphrates college at Harpoot, there are fourteen American teachers, be sides women.and children and property to the value of $100,000. It is, learned that there is an American, college at Beirut, ,ln which are a'number of American teach ers. No word has reached the state de .partment regarding any attack on them. Minister Leishman has cabled the state department that he called at -the - fomlgn off ice again last night and presented the American de mands for an immediate investigation of the reported assassination of vice consul Magelssen at Beirut*. The minister for foreign affairs -while denying all knowl edge of the affair and attempting to dis credit the report, upon the Insistence of Mr. Leishman promised that an imme diate investigation would follow and that the Turkish government would take Im mediate steps to find and punish the guilty. Mr. Leishman states that Macedonian conditions are growing constantly more acute and that the situation in that sec tion is very grave. In his cablegram to Mr. Leishman last night regarding the report of the Ameri can Board, of Missions that an attempt had been iriade to burn the Euphrates col lege buildings, at Harpoot, Acting Secre tary Loomis. Instructed him to demand of the Turkish, government that it take im mediate steps for the protection of the lives of all Americans there. THESE MEN KNEW HIM Both Believe Consul Was Killed for Per* sonal Reasons. From The Journal Bureau, Room 46, Post Build ing, 'Washington. Washington, Aug. 28.To-day's New York Times has an Interview with Dr.1" Dervish Kiamil of that city, who- came to this country about two weeks ago, and was well acquainted with Vice Consull Magelssen. He says: "I was a student for'' four years at the Syrian protectant col-1 lege, founded by liberal Americans in Bei rut and It was there that I met Mr. Ma gelssen, It being his custom to come there. and speak before students at various times. "I see that in some quarters the assas sination is held to be the result of an outburst of fanaticism on the part of Mos- ' Jems. I am Inclined to think that is has nothing in common with the disturbances' In the Balkans. The assassination more likely would be the end of some personal!" matter with a Turk, or possibly with a Syrian. "Magelssen was in the habit of frequent ing coffee houses and places of amusement not being married, and therefore having few home ties to keep him indoors. Tho!" not a quarrelsome nian, he was brave ands^ powerfully built, and would have proved) a dangerous person for any but a skilled assassin to attack. From my knowledges of him, I should say that some enemy had) film murdered. Americans are well liked among both Turkish and Syrian subject?, - and therefore his murder could hardly come as a result of a political outbreak, jys*53 "Crimes of similar nature occur not in frequently in Beirut, their perpetrators! being a gang of boatmen. They will kill anyone for pay and are much feared by! citizens, especially by the Syrians. They' are so banded together that it is impos sible for the police to control them. "From the manner of assault and as sassination of the vice consul, I feel sura his death has no political significance." The Tribune Interview. In to-day's New York Tribune there is an interview with Walter S. Bigelow, an exporter of that city, who spent six' months la,st year In Asiatic Turkey and I who became intimate with Mr. Magelssen. He says In part: "The news of the mur-! der is a great shock to me and yet in a way I may say that I am not altogether, surprised, knowing Mr. Magelssen so well, as I did, and knowing also the almost totalj absence of personal protection In alt] Turkish cities. The vice consul was a-j splendid physical specimen of man. He was unusually tall and of large frame. Hailing from Minnesota, he possessed all| the characteristic daring and nerve of the westerner. He was absolutely fearless, and his disregard for personal danger amounted almost to recklessness. For these reasons he was known and beloved by all Europeans along the Syrian coast as far south as Alexandria, and perhaps for the same reasons he incurred the enmity of natives. "Soon after arriving at Beirut I was told several stories of encounters which I Magelssen had with native highwaymen. I On one ocacsion he was waylaid by twoi desperate characters along a short road' on a dark night, and altho unarmed, he disposed of his assailants single handed, i The punishment he administered was said to have been as severe as it was unex-' pected. Later, another cutthroat at- - tempted to hold up Magelssen one-nlghtl in a lonely part of town, but he was so! badly used up as the result of the en counter that the services of a doctor were' necessary." v Beirut and Its Characteristics. " " "j In 1860, the massacre in Damascus and) the Lebanon filled Beirut with Christian refuges nad the city ltsedf was saved from' massacre only by the guns of English and French men-of-war which anchored in I the roadbed and landed marines and sailors. The town has grown with great rapid ity. It has been the scene of the rapidi development of the Syrian silk trade. Its Moslem and Christian populations have become steadily more truculent. The streets and roads about the city, which, were comparatively safe thirty and forty1 years ago, have become so perilous that prudent residents hesitate about going any distance after dark. The assasslna-i tions of Christians by Moslems, and of) Moslems by Christians have taken place so frequently in the last two or three years that they Have ceased to attract attention. A financial crisis some years ago in flicted great losses and threw many per- , sons out of employment. The city itself. - like all of the Turkish Levant, is indif ferently policed. The American college, one of the most important institutions in. the city, brings the American influence., constantly before the baser mob of Mos-1 lems. It has recently had attention drawn to It by the brilliant inauguration of its president, Dr. Howard Bliss. Immigration to this country and return of Syrians after their naturalization have1 brought to Beirut several naturalized American citizens whose demeanor does not always breed peace and whose pro tection constantly brings our consular of fice Into conflict with the Turkish authori ties and Moslems. The indemnity for ft consul ranges from $40,000 to $80,000. "Naturally In a small place like Belrout, reports of these affairs spread but It was supposed that the vice consul had in-.. spired such respect among the native desperate characters that he would b * immune from further molestation. Possi- . bly one or two little encounters with cabJ drivers might be mentioned. I remember' one distinctly, in which both Magelssen? and myself had part. Of all cab drivers^ ' i i "%,,-i r -is - '-